Friday , Mar , 25 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Dawson receives contract extension from Rockets

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – The Houston Rockets signed general manager
Carroll Dawson to a multi-year contract extension on Friday. Dawson is in the
midst of his 25th season with the Rockets and ninth as the club’s GM.

“CD has been very loyal to the Rockets organization over the past 25 years,”
said team owner Leslie Alexander. “It is great for our organization to have
someone of his experience when it comes to dealing in league matters. We
signed him to a multi-year extension in order to ensure he remains a member of
the Rockets family for years to come.”

Dawson’s responsibilities include overseeing all player personnel moves and
dealing with free agency and trade issues. He also manages the scouting
department and addresses the club’s needs.

Some of Dawson’s biggest moves during his tenure as general manager include
trading for All-Stars Charles Barkley, Steve Francis and Scottie Pippen, while
picking Yao Ming and Cuttino Mobley in the NBA Draft.

Before moving to the front office, Dawson worked as an assistant coach under
four Rockets head coaches. He aided Del Harris (1980-83), Bill Fitch
(1983-88), Don Chaney (1988-92) and Rudy Tomjanovich (1992-96). Dawson is the
only person to be on the coaching staff of all four Houston teams that have
made NBA Finals appearances.